Marygrove Camp provides a fully subsidized camping experience during the months of July and August for 1,100 plus girls between the ages 5 and 13. Located at Georgian Bay near Penetanguishene, Ontario. Marygrove Camp is a residential camp situated on Georgian Bay, near Penetang Ontario. Open to eligible girls ages 5-13, Marygrove provides an 8-day camping experience for children who may not otherwise have the opportunity to enjoy a camping adventure. Families who are experiencing financial or domestic hardship may contact the Society to determine their eligibility. The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, Toronto Central Council helps over 1,000 girls each summer, registering eligible campers through home visits. Each camper’s holiday is fully subsidized through the generous support of an annual Camp Collection held in the parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Toronto. A second collection will be taken up forthe camp next Sunday, June 21. An envelope for your donation can be found in this bulletin.
Working wonders with Families in our neighborhoods…
The Smith family came for counseling to deal with the sudden death of their parent. The children’s grief was complicated by the fact that they were now residing with their other parent with whom they had not spent a great deal of time due to long work hours to provide for the family. As this grief stricken family learned about each other, how to relate, how to trust, how to love and build a new definition of “family”, they began to open up to their counselor and share what their life was like before their parent’s tragic death. One child in the family shared that a trusted adult in their life used to be very abusive to them- physically assaulting them, locking them in closets, and making them hurt each other – to name just a few of the milder incidents. That disclosure to the family therapist led to the arrest of that individual and it also resulted in those children no longer feeling afraid of any future victimization. Closer family intimacy, safety, and a brighter future resulted for the Smith family. Last year, ShareLife-supported Family Service agencies provided family counseling to over 5,100 people in the Greater Toronto Area.
Thank you for your Generosity. Together we can work together!
As of today, our parish total is $26,587.50
Please continue to give so that we reach our parish goal of $28,000! We are so close! You can place your ShareLife donation envelope into the offertory collection basket up to Sunday, July 26th!
Give online: http://www.sharelife.org
St. Cecilia’s Church Annual Strawberry Festival, Sunday June 28 2015 from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM. Rain or Shine!
Feast of St. Josemaria Escriva, Opus Dei Founder June 20 2015
Blessed Trinity Church, 3220 Bayview Ave., Toronto
All are cordially invited to a Solemn Mass presided by Most Rev. Wayne Kirkpatrick, Auxillary Bishop of Toronto. Reception to follow.
Father Charles Nahm
Phone: (647) 472-1928
Online Book Discussion on Henri Nouwen’s “Finding My Way Home” June 28 2015 at 2:00 PM
Online Hosted by the Henri Nouwen Society and led by Ray Glennon, this discussion will explore Nouwen’s perspective on aspects of our spiritual life: The Path of Power, The Path of Peace, The Path of Waiting, and The Path of Living and Dying.
Maureen Wright, Nouwen Legacy Manager
It’s that time of year again!
If you are registered with our parish and will be moving away, and/or attending another parish, please let our office know.
Phone: (416) 769-8163
Please include your name and current address stating that you will no longer be attending St. Cecilia’s Church. Foryour 2015 income tax receipts to be sent to you, please also include your new mailing address.